Borders, William Donald
|born on||9 October 1913 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )|
|Place||Washington, Indiana, 38n40, 87w10|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||15°31' 12°11 Asc. 25°09'|
American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who was the 13th Archbishop of Baltimore from 1974 to 1989, having previously served as the first Bishop of Orlando from 1968 to 1974.
Borders was among those named in two lawsuits involving clergy sexual abuse, one in Baltimore in 1993 and another in Orlando in 2003. In both cases, he was accused of knowing about alleged abuse by priests in his dioceses but avoiding action against them. The conditions of the Baltimore settlement remain confidential; the Orlando case was settled without Borders' admitting any wrongdoing.
After reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75, Borders submitted his letter of resignation to Pope John Paul II, who accepted his resignation on 6 April 1989.
He was diagnosed with colon cancer, and died at Stella Maris on 19 April 2010 in Timonium, Maryland. Dying at age 96 he was the fourth-oldest living Catholic bishop in the United States, and the longest-surviving of the bishops of both Orlando and Baltimore.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Colon)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Archbishop)